The Pelicans should offer Anthony Davis a max deal, then build around Zion - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published: 15 May 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith suggests that the New Orleans Pelicans offer Anthony Davis a max contract, knowing that Davis will not stay to make it known that he forced his way out. Stephen A. adds that the Pelicans will then be able to rebuild around Zion Williamson.

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  • Demar DeLowry
    Demar DeLowry  4 months back


    • Vijay Chandran
      Vijay Chandran  4 months back

      That damn smile

      • Sneak Ez
        Sneak Ez  4 months back

        Creepy ass smile on the thumb

        • ToxicPickle
          ToxicPickle  4 months back


          • PierceTheThird
            PierceTheThird  4 months back


            • Nicks games
              Nicks games  5 months back

              damn why stephen a smith is hate so much lebron

              • Termall Williams
                Termall Williams  5 months back

                I can't believe I'm agreeing with Stephan a Smith??? But he is right. Bubble head is actually telling the truth for a change. We still have Zion!!!

                • Lee-jen Huang
                  Lee-jen Huang  5 months back

                  The curse of the small market team. Bet you Zion will bolt out too once he have the chance.

                  • Daniel Hyun
                    Daniel Hyun  5 months back

                    Get Anthony Davis’s Frida Kahlo looking ass out of NO. He’s a cancer. Everyone giving him slack for doing the most with a shitty team but 1. His teams over the years wasn’t even that shitty. 2. He’s never had success in the playoffs. 3. He’s injury prone. 4. He an ugly mf. He good but is he going to be Kyrie (1-2 punch), a KLove (an inconsistent scrub), or a Bosh (quietly underrated, decline in usage and stats) with LBJ. LBJ is getting old now too, not even all the top lab gear money can buy can buy back time. 3-6 headcase, bye Felicia

                    • Wolve's World
                      Wolve's World  5 months back

                      Ben Simmons and Zion fastbreaks would be nuts. Fastest fast break you can get. Explosive. Smash Bros

                      • Somregularguy
                        Somregularguy  5 months back

                        I don’t care what anyone says, Zion and AD won’t win a championship in Nee Orleans, plus AD wants to win rn not wait for Zion to get into his prince

                        • Jewel Clark
                          Jewel Clark  5 months back


                          • Tristain Angel
                            Tristain Angel  5 months back

                            In what world does kemba turn down a super max and then take a pay cut to come play with a rookie and a star who has publicly stated he wants out?

                            • Nick King Televised
                              Nick King Televised  5 months back

                              Everyone on the Pelicans, Hawks, or any other team named after a Bird is garbage. Only the Seahawks are a good bird team, and that's because a Seahawk isn't a real bird. Who names PRO athletes after a bird?

                              • Mario Micallef
                                Mario Micallef  5 months back

                                I hate when the girl pipes in

                                • Thomas Hanlon
                                  Thomas Hanlon  5 months back

                                  Knicks should give 3rd pick Dennis Smith and anything else for Zion

                                • Justin Nelson
                                  Justin Nelson  5 months back

                                  Stephen A saying I love the lord with his lil smile reminded me of Martin Lawrence playing a kid roll. If u seen his stand ups then I'm especially talking about when he asked the girl that just game him head to do it again like a kid in the candy store. You so crazy is the stand up I'm thinking about

                                  • Joshua Se
                                    Joshua Se  5 months back

                                    Will cain is hilarious

                                    • Jonah Scarlett
                                      Jonah Scarlett  5 months back

                                      l pay Davis max and then build around Zion?! y'all dumb as shit Davis don't wanna be second fiddle to a fucking rookie who I still think is going to be a bust

                                      • Javae Lampkins
                                        Javae Lampkins  5 months back

                                        Why does Will Cain reminds me of Leonardo Decaprio

                                        • Demien Ramos
                                          Demien Ramos  5 months back

                                          People talking so much on LBJ hair line...BUT OHHH LAWWWD!Sas,JUST GO BALD!

                                          • stelzi290888
                                            stelzi290888  5 months back

                                            isn´t Holiday the type of guy you want on your team because he isn´t too expensive but plays above his payroll? Why trading him to get another "undone" player. As soon as this undone player is ready you trade him as well?

                                            • Jimmy
                                              Jimmy  5 months back


                                              • Tim McCallum
                                                Tim McCallum  5 months back

                                                If I were Toronto, I'd trade the bus not named Kawhi to the Pel's for Davis AND Holiday if you can swing it WITH immediate future draft picks. See if Kawhi walks then.

                                                • Jewel Clark
                                                  Jewel Clark  5 months back

                                                  Tim McCallum IF KAWHI WANTS TO BE IN CALIFORNIA,HIS HOME STATE,HE’LL LEAVE TORONTO!

                                              • John Asante
                                                John Asante  5 months back

                                                Zion is just a juiced up Julius Randle

                                                • Adolfo C. Rios
                                                  Adolfo C. Rios  5 months back

                                                  Lebron for Davis and Zion.

                                                  • James Giles
                                                    James Giles  5 months back

                                                    The Jazz need to trade for Jru Holiday. You heard it here first.

                                                    • James Giles
                                                      James Giles  5 months back

                                                      @Jewel Clark yes they can, I mean salary would have to be traded. In thinking Jazz give Favors (they'll want a really good center), Exum, and Allen for Shooting and a 1, and a bunch of picks. The Jazz get Jru and Okafur. This would be pie in the sky and I realize unlikely, but I think it'd make us (the Jazz) a real threat.

                                                    • Jewel Clark
                                                      Jewel Clark  5 months back

                                                      James Giles CAN THE JAZZ AFFORD HOLLIDAY UNDER THE CAP?

                                                  • Russell Giangrosso
                                                    Russell Giangrosso  5 months back

                                                    I still say it's not gonna be a easy decision for AD to leave 10's of millions of dollars on the table, I'm not sure how much it would be I think I heard shaq or Charles say it could be 80 million , that the pels could pay him 300 million on a super max so if true would he really walk away from 80 million lol idk but what I do know is the Lakers are out , miss benson said AD would be traded to the Lakers over her dead body lol I say let him walk if he wants out that bad , SAS and the rest of them should be ashamed of themselves for the way they handled this bs ,they act like new Orleans and its fans don't deserve these type of players and I say 🖕🖕🖕 all yall lmao we got'em and we keeping them but that third pick might not be to bad, I can tell you I like AD he's a good player and a good guy a nice guy but maybe MAYBE to nice ,he doesn't have that killer instinct like mj or even Zion, so if there's a great young player at 3 take that but idb there is that type of player at 4 so 🖕 the Lakers lol those mfs have been poaching players for decades going back to wilt ,they didn't draft wilt , Kareem , shaw or Kobe, and how many chips would these ahs have without those guys ,may if they would learn how to draft they wouldn't have to depend on players from other teams lol what a fking joke the Lakers are and for the record idk why anyone would want to play with lebrat at this stage of his career, the guy was one of the most impressive guys not only for his age but period that spots had ever seen, its amazing how he carried himself all these years on and off the court but he's lost his mind since he went back to Cleveland, I know if I was a star player in the NBA he would be the last one I'd want to play with today not to mention the Lakers and that sht show lol

                                                    • MrKing70000
                                                      MrKing70000  5 months back

                                                      i don't know anything about basketball politics but these guys make it very entertaining to watch.

                                                      • Avondale Advantage
                                                        Avondale Advantage  5 months back

                                                        And if loving the lawd is wrong i don't want to be right.

                                                        I hear that Coming to America reference 🔥

                                                        • elvis rolon
                                                          elvis rolon  5 months back

                                                          bro why are they promising that zion automaticlly going to be good when hegets in the league its different ball game in the nba and zion aint going to make AD stay or any player stay no vetrean players will stay just cause of a rookie , to start things off zion needs to lose all that weigh

                                                          • elvis rolon
                                                            elvis rolon  5 months back

                                                            Davis Dont Want to be stuck in that dump anymore , fuccin new orleans 😂

                                                            • Tin Duong
                                                              Tin Duong  5 months back

                                                              shut the fuck up SAS

                                                              • Ken Smith
                                                                Ken Smith  5 months back

                                                                I love when Will and Steve go back and forth

                                                                • Michael Cline
                                                                  Michael Cline  5 months back

                                                                  Will Cain shoulda pulled off a John Travolta entrance a la Broken Arrow: "what a terrible thing to say"

                                                                  • Lawrence L
                                                                    Lawrence L  5 months back

                                                                    Kyle Lowry punching the air as we speak

                                                                    • Oliver Cooling
                                                                      Oliver Cooling  5 months back

                                                                      Imagine Lakers trade LeBron for the first pic 😂

                                                                      • Trey G
                                                                        Trey G  5 months back

                                                                        wait people like this will cain guy? lmao

                                                                        • djsnoop25heat c/09
                                                                          djsnoop25heat c/09  5 months back

                                                                          3:43 😂 😂 lmao

                                                                          • Dino Simotas
                                                                            Dino Simotas  5 months back

                                                                            They should offer him max deal to trim his nut ass union brow

                                                                            • Weatha PMG
                                                                              Weatha PMG  5 months back

                                                                              will cain is the WORST

                                                                              • Steven Lee
                                                                                Steven Lee  5 months back

                                                                                Were these people ever sports reporter its just opions thats all it is

                                                                                • Steven Lee
                                                                                  Steven Lee  5 months back

                                                                                  Wtf wrong with dude eyebrows and harden should shave that damn beard

                                                                                  • Craig
                                                                                    Craig  5 months back

                                                                                    LA LAKERS ADD MATH-YOU DELLABELLADOVA LEBRON RIGHT HAND

                                                                                    • Ashton Richardson
                                                                                      Ashton Richardson  5 months back

                                                                                      I just wanna punch will Cain in his face

                                                                                      • JowersWBB
                                                                                        JowersWBB  5 months back

                                                                                        I hate y’all do the 7 minute thing

                                                                                        • David Mitchell
                                                                                          David Mitchell  5 months back

                                                                                          No young guys playing with guys in their prime. Crap! Just Crap! Anyone remember Tim Duncan and David Robinson. How about Magic and Kareem? Terrible analysis.

                                                                                          • Mitch Butler
                                                                                            Mitch Butler  5 months back

                                                                                            Pelicans may not like the packages that come their way, but they have NO choice. He must be traded and the sooner the better. Just plain ol sports business nothing more nothing less. Get it done or lose value each day. Period